Thursday, December 30, 2010

LAST DAY! $10 OFF Primordial: 2010

$10 OFF Primordial through Dec. 31, 2010. Use the promo code CHEER at checkout.
hardcover price after discount: $64.95
softcover price after discount: $46.95

Also the last day to order a signed/numbered limited edition with print copy at the pre-publication price of $325. Price increases to $425 on January 1, 2011.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign…

Blocking out the scenery breaking my mind
Do this, don't do that, can't you read the sign
– Five Man Electrical Band

I went out photographing with friends John Prouty and Juan Garcia early Sunday morning on October 31. I had a few places I wanted to photograph before they disappear, as things tend to do after I photograph them.

We started out on McDowell Rd. just west of Rt. 51. I had been wanting to photograph this sign for some time as we are bombarded by "Gold" commercials on TV these days.

After I made the exposure on my 4x5 I looked a few feet away and saw this chain link fence with lock and chain.

After these two I drove down the road a block or two and got this image I had also been wanting to photograph. Three images in 30 minutes… not bad.

A few more blocks west was this building that John had been wanting to photograph. John used his 8x10 while I used my 4x5.

After that we went downtown and found a few more things before calling it a day.

This was the first day out photographing after a long hot summer and it felt good to just get out and have some fun. Coming soon, some 4x5 images made at City Center in Las Vegas over Thanksgiving week.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from the Codas – Rich, Michele and Lindsay!

Click on the image for an animated version.

Photograph by Lindsay Coda (c) 2009

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

$10 OFF Primordial: 2010 through Dec. 31, 2010

$10 OFF Primordial through Dec. 31, 2010. I just received an email from with this discount. Use the promo code CHEER at checkout.
hardcover price after discount: $64.95
softcover price after discount: $46.95

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Conscientious | Nothing New Under the Sun?

Conscientious | Nothing New Under the Sun?

Joerg Colberg over at Conscientious has hit it on the head... current contemporary photography is all the same and has all been done before. I don't know what they are teaching these kids in college but if I see one more series of "deadpan" portraits of teenagers or generation-X, Y or Z, taxidermied animals in unnatural or unrealistic settings, out of focus miniature figures, or HDR/InfiniteDOF, I think I will lose my lunch.

At this point photography is essentially dead. And with Kodak increasingly putting more nails in our coffins (film photographers) I may just give it up and try painting or pastels.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Primordial: 2010 – Photographs of the Arizona Monsoon book now available

constituting a beginning; giving origin to something derived or developed; original; elementary

I am very pleased to announce the publication of my first book, Primordial: 2010 – Photographs of the Arizona Monsoon.

I have always been fascinated by clouds, as I’m sure most people have been at one point in their life. As children we see bunny rabbits in them, maybe Abraham Lincoln’s profile or an alligator. As I grew older, though, I started to think more metaphysically about what I was looking at. Was I witnessing Creation itself? Or possibly the Apocalypse? Whatever I was witnessing, it was awesome. I don’t like using the word awesome because it is so overused today by young people that its meaning has been diluted to the point where it means nothing, but I am truly in awe of all the science that has to happen for these cloud formations even to appear and to produce the beauty that results.

My inspiration for this project comes from many sources. The two main influences have been the Impressionist painters of the 19th century and, believe it or not, the Hubble Space Telescope. The Impressionists’ use of color to create form reminds me of the cloud formations I see every night. And some of the images of distant galaxies and stellar “events” that the Hubble has provided are truly amazing. This mix of science and art creates a sense of seeing something at its beginning, something that has never been seen before and that cannot be broken down any further. These images are, to me, Primordial.

The book is 80 pages and contains 57 images. It will be available in two editions – a special signed and numbered limited edition of 15 books, plus 1 artist copy, 1 presentation copy and 3 artist's proof copies. This special edition features a foil-stamped linen cover with dust jacket and includes a signed and numbered 8x10" matted/mounted print of the cover image. This edition will have a pre-publication price of $325 with a publication date of January 1, 2011. Shipping is included. After that date the price for this edition will rise to $425.

The other edition is available from as either a hardcover with dust jacket for $74.95 or a softcover for $56.95, but is not signed or numbered. Signed copies are available for an additional $25 but must be ordered through me (not blurb).

To view a larger flash presentation of the book, please click here.

To view prints for purchase, please click here.

Ordering Information:
For more information, please email or call
480-247-6401. To secure your limited edition book now at the pre-publication price, please click here. To order the non-limited edition from blurb, click here for the hardcover or here for the softcover. To order a signed, non-limited edition copy, please click here or call.